Jeb Bush, Chris Christie,the moderates in the Republican party.

When this republican party self destructs, led by the extremists in control now, these men hope to rebuild it in 2016

It has been reported that Governor Christie has come to the conclusion that Romney can't defeat Obama in 2012,he is not alone, many republican strategists and insiders have come to the same conclusion and have stated so behind closed doors. This may or may not be true , but for what we have seen so far Christie's keynote speech at the republican convention is consistent with this notion.Some say he was 1600 words others say 1800 words before he mentioned Mitt Romney in his speech,in any case it is evident the speech was more about Christie 2016 than Romney 2012.Another strong piece of evidence to confirm this is the fact that some of the big tent party republicans and moderates are slowly starting to come out in public and timidly starting to speak,of course they are still in time out, but we are starting to see their faces again.And we already know who some the leaders of the new republican party after the debacle in november are going to be,we saw them at the convention Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. Jeb Bush must be thinking,"I bet my last name doesn't sound so bad now, does it? "

Maybe Romney will win the election in which case the scenario changes dramatically, but if he loses to Obama.......

The fight within the republican party will be brutal, between a faction led by the current people in control of the party in the present , and a coalition of all the people kicked to the side and expelled by these, such as moderates,establishment republicans and even neo-cons.If you thought the last republican primaries were a little on the nasty side , just wait until the next primaries come around.These people don't like each other, and the extremists in control of the party today, along with the tea partiers and the right wing talking heads who have only enjoyed being in power for a few years are not going to give up that power easily and fade into the background, most of these people are not devoted republicans anyway the republican party is just the only vehicle available for them to achieve their political goals. and many of them would rather see it disappear and be replaced by what they would consider a true conservative party anyway,so they wouldn't consider it a great loss, and many would even welcome the republican party's downfall.Like the talk show loudmouths Mark Levin and Sean Hannity,just to name a couple.

As the party shrinks the current rulers of the republican party double down on their extremist policies.

Under the misconception that the sound-box they get their feedback from: the tea party movement, the fox news network,the right wing talk listeners constitutes the majority of the country they have taken the party in a direction that has no possibility of growth in the future and it's own survival as a viable political party is in question.The percentage of black voters who currently support the republican candidate is at a historic 0 percent, yes zero percent!The largest minority and growing , the hispanic voters that favor the republican party is right now 22 percent and declining. The only demographic that is majoritarily republican is white middle aged men.This demographic will diminish in time and so will the pool of voters the republican party can expect to support them.This is a fact that will not change it is inevitable ,so if the republican party refuses to acknowledge this and continues to be seen as hostile to minorities , notice I say seen , because they can scream all day long how much they love minorities, but if us, the minority population see the republican party as the party that doesn't like us we will not vote for them.Jeb Bush has spoken repeatedly about the need of the party to continue to be inclusive to all ,and Chris Christie even brought up bi-partisanship in his keynote address at the republican convention in Tampa, which proves to us that both Bush and Christie are not interested in being part of this crash and burn Kamikaze Republican party.

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mio cid 23 months ago from Uruguay Author

If you mean that both republicans and democrats are no good ,then you should work on a viable third party option.Not a useless third candidate on a particular election but a true third option ,although a movement like that will take many years maybe even decades to become a reality ,i doubt America has the patience for something like that.Although it has become a reality in many countries.


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maxoxam41 23 months ago from USA

No Republicans, No Democrats.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

You are absolutely right,although my situation puts me in a different place, because right now the position of the two parties on immigration are, the democrats position: we will try when possible to get you the dream act,and some kind of comprehensive immigration reform (read amnesty but do not let any republican know)and have through the presidents action given a de facto amnesty to young people brought by their parents.The republican position on immigrationis either we will put all 12 million of you in a large boat and ship you out,or we will make your life so miserable that you will self deport, along with your whole family. so being a wetback myself and being able to vote I have the moral obligation to stand up for the weakest and voiceless in our society the illegal alien.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Jeb is a good ole boy, and i agree that the dictators now running for office are downright terrifying - but - i'm of the silly-uneducated-middle-aged-female-canadian opinion that it doesn't matter who's next - or who's now - it matters that the entire US electoral system is revamped to let someone who's actual agenda is the good of the country to run! Until then - it's just one corrupt, connected, conceited megalomaniac after another. No matter which 'party' - D or R. But..what do i know..i'm just a silly-uneducated-middle-aged-female-canadian. Love a hub that gets my motor runnin'...


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

glad we could come to an agreement thanks for commenting.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Okay more likeable then Mitt but less likeable the Freddy Kruger. Too spoiled to be a real leader.

;) JT


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

You may be right about everything you say except the fact that he is less likable than Mitt Romney,Freddy Kruger is more likable than Mitt Romney.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

I believe the Tea Party movement to be nothing more then obstructive to the Republican Party and to make the presence of JEB in the Republican Party tolerable. JEB isn't Republican but a liberal. He is positioning himself for a position which he has not earned and he has a great deal of baggage to clean up before he can even think of running the republican party. They should make him RNC chair but never president. The Bushes make the problems and then try to get elected on solving problems they create. JEB can't carry the African American vote, the women's vote or the White guy's vote. At best he can carry male latin vote and that is at best. I think JEB should quit while he is ahead. And his presence at the GOP convention was nothing more than a boost for Obama. JEB has no sense of humor either and is less likeable then Romney.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

You make some valid points, but I see in listening to him that he thinks and some republican operatives also think after the november debacle if it happens JB has a place in the new republican leadership,and he is positioning himself already.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

they have stood in the measure that it has been possible given the current internal situation in the republican party which is being held hostage by the right wing extremists, and they have done so without committing political suicide


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steveso 4 years ago from Brockport, NY

Bush and Christie are definitely better candidates that Romney will ever be. They may have a chance in 2016, but they have to make a stand against the Tea Party and the extemists who have taken over the Republican party. They cannot remain silent and keep their integrity intact.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

The great majority of these people have clearly stated these views themselves ,and have proven through their actions that they are not willing to put party first or even country first, they are dogmatic extremists and they don't hide it.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

don't forget us, the hispanic voters of which he is getting only about 22 percent and declining.


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HLPhoenix 4 years ago

Excellent Hub... One can only hope that there are still some Republicans that realize that the party is over if the Tea Partiers stay in power. Hopefully, for the Country they loose this Election and more moderate, bipartisan leaders emerge to save the Grand Old Party. I had never given any thought to your premise that the TP were just using the RP as a vehicle, and that they wouldn't care if the Party imploded. I had always been certain that they were the result of Dobbins planning to 'take back' the Country for Theocracy... perhaps both lines of thought converge... one might ask... Why pick the Republicans...I think the answer is they tend to be more easily led to that point of view than other folk. One can only hope that the Kamikazi Republicans flame out this election.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

This is a very interesting hub. I did notice statistically that 0% of African Americans supported Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney has made a lot of mistakes as well as picking his current VP running mate. Paul Ryan is very extreme. That is not helping Mitt very much. So many mistakes have been made by the Republicans so far, they may already have lost. Women, African Americans, Senior Citizens, Poor People...well is there anyone left? Yes, but they are probably rich and white. I am gonna get nailed for this comment! But, just by a few I am thinking about.

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